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Modified Tapestry Weaving: A 3D Design with Nora Lou Rolf

09 March – 10 March 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

How Long: 2-Day Course

When: March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019

How Much: $100 Members, $150 Non-Members 

Info: Bring Own Materials and Supplies

Skill Level: All Levels


The elemental construction of a weaving can be broken down into the character of the fibers of the weft and the composition of the weave itself.

In this workshop, Rolf will take you through the process of building a pulledwarp tapestry weaving. This will include deconstructing the plane of the weave by arranging cut paper maquettes, while applying the principles of form and space to make a three-dimensional composition. You will learn how to assemble your weaving with warping your own loom, and will end with a finished sample weaving.

Nora Lou Rolf is an experienced art fabricator with a history of working with materials as divergent as stone and linen. She has been an assistant in the studios of the artists Andrea Zittel and Alma Allen for the past several years, and has been an active member of AZ West’s West Work weaving community since 2014. Nora’s weaving can be found locally at BKB Art + Design and in the Palm Springs Art Museum Store. Rolf spent her formative years kicking around the suburbs of Wayne, Michigan and taking in the Great Plains of Nebraska. She currently resides in Joshua Tree, CA.